“What aspects of knowledge lie outside the realm of monetarisation” (8)
“Beyond a knowledge politics of ‘cognitive justice’ and the TMTM that bear such a burden in the global race for World Intellectual Property and patents, could the possibilities for intellectual debate expand if the questions posed under the troubled banner of indigenous knowledge are reimagined as a debate about intellectual heritage, including that of modernity? Would publics find new spaces for re-tooling criticism and innovation?” (8)
The current bifurcation between “IK” and “science” is not productive and does not facilitate the discussions that are needed on intellectual heritage or the relationship between sciences and coloniality.
The current South African policy on indigenous knowledge systems is heavily invested in the neoliberal knowledge economy.